In Edinburgh to host a TV festival's "South Park Masterclass," Matt Stone told the audience that Saddam Hussein has been subjected to South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut during his trial, the animated feature-length film in which Hussein is portrayed as Satan's selfish and meanspirited gay lover. Reports The Sun:
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone yesterday revealed Saddam is made to watch the movie "repeatedly" by the US Marines guarding him.
Speaking at Edinburgh TV Festival, Matt said: "I have it on pretty good information from the Marines on detail in Iraq that they showed him the movie.
"That's really adding insult to injury. I bet that made him really happy."
If these tales—of a Clockwork Orange-type scenario in which the former dictator is harnessed to an eyelid-retractor, and forced to absorb over and over his inexcusably abusive behavior towards his emotionally needy screen lover, the Prince of Darkness—are true, the Marines might want to rethink their torture technique. It could end up backfiring on them, when Hussein manages to sway the court away from the death penalty after hearing his moving testimony about having searched his heart for what Brian Boitano would do were he in the same situation, then concluding by attributing his genocidal behavior to Canadian influences.
- Saddam's cartoon torture [The Sun]